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Old Fashioned Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

 
Old Fashioned Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
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This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $1.41

$1.41 per serving

1429 people like this recipe

1,429 likes

This recipe is ready in 5 minutes

Ready in 5 minutes

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spoonacular Score:11%

Spoonacular Score: 11%

 

Old Fashioned Vanilla Buttercream Frosting might be just the frosting you are searching for. One serving contains 1366 calories, 1g of protein, and 65g of fat. This recipe serves 3 and costs $1.41 per serving. This recipe from Pink When has 1429 fans. A mixture of vanilla, confectioners sugar, milk, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 5 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 15%. This score is rather bad. Try Vanilla Birthday Cake With Old-fashioned Vanilla Buttercream, Vanilla Buttercream Frosting & Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting, and Mini Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cups
0.5 cups butter
butter
5 cups
5 cups confectioners sugar
confectioners sugar
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps milk
milk
0.5 cups
0.5 cups solid vegetable shortening
solid vegetable shortening
1.5 tsps
1.5 tsps vanilla
vanilla
0.5 cups butter
0.5 cups
butter
5 cups confectioners sugar
5 cups
confectioners sugar
3 Tbsps milk
3 Tbsps
milk
0.5 cups solid vegetable shortening
0.5 cups
solid vegetable shortening
1.5 tsps vanilla
1.5 tsps
vanilla

Equipment

hand mixer
hand mixer
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
hand mixer
hand mixer
mixing bowl
mixing bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.41
Ingredient
½ cups butter
5 cups confectioners sugar
3 Tbsps milk
½ cups solid vegetable shortening
1.5 teaspoons vanilla
Price
$0.97
$1.93
$0.06
$0.81
$0.47
$4.24

Tips

Health Tips

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1366 Calories
0.8g Protein
65g Total Fat
200g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1366
68%

Fat
65g
101%

  Saturated Fat
28g
177%

Carbohydrates
200g
67%

  Sugar
196g
219%

Cholesterol
82mg
28%

Sodium
282mg
12%

Alcohol
0.72g
4%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
0.8g
2%

Vitamin K
20µg
20%

Vitamin E
2mg
20%

Vitamin A
969IU
19%

Vitamin D
0.76µg
5%

Vitamin B2
0.08mg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.33mg
3%

Selenium
2µg
3%

Calcium
28mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.13µg
2%

Phosphorus
21mg
2%

Vitamin B1
0.02mg
1%

Potassium
35mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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